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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:


The pomegranate and the apple tree were debating about their beauty. They had both gone on at great length arguing back and forth when a bramble bush in a nearby hedge heard them and said, 'Dear friends, let us put a stop to our quarrel.'
The fable shows that when there is a dispute among sophisticated people, then riff-raff also try to act important.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.

Perry 213: Gibbs (Oxford) 201 [English]
Perry 213: L'Estrange 136 [English]
Perry 213: Townsend 19 [English]
Perry 213: Chambry 324 [Greek]

You can find a compilation of Perry's index to the Aesopica in the gigantic appendix to his edition of Babrius and Phaedrus for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1965). This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.